FREE ‘St Austell Bay Seagrass & Maerl Evening’

Seagrass and Maerl Evening

Free ‘St Austell Bay Seagrass & Maerl Evening’

Join the Cornwall Wildlife Trust for evening of informative talks about some of our most important marine habitats.

Throughout the talks, we will be exploring many aspects of these extraordinary local species including, the amazing wildlife and ecosystem they support, why they are so central to help tackling the nature and climate crisis as a blue carbon habitat, how we can protect it as a local community and more!

We’ll also be revealing the findings from our St Austell Bay Blue Carbon Mapping Project funded by the G7 Legacy Project through Natural England, including brand new results from our latest survey work.

We will also be giving details about the new Community Conservation Project focused on Seagrass and how you can get involved.

More information on speakers will be available soon!

Where: St Austell Arts Theatre

When: Thursday, 18th April, Starts at 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Doors Open and Licensed Bar from 6.00pm

Tickets : This evening is completely FREE however Booking is required – Please Click Here !

Car Parking: There is  free car park on-site. However,  we’d encourage car sharing where possible.

This event has been made possible through the Your Shore.


“An Evening with Johnny Cowling” : A Charity Fundraiser

Johnny Cowling

A Charitable Fundraising event in support of St Austell Town’s Mayor’s Charity : “Kernow Young Carers”

Councillor Crystal Pearce, Mayor of St Austell is looking forward to her Charity Fundraising event  “An evening with Johnny Cowling” at the St Austell Arts Theatre.

Her chosen charity is “Kernow Young Carers”,  a charity dear to her heart, and very much hopes that the evening will raise a good amount of money for them.

As well as the fun and laughter with Johnny Cowling, there will be a Pasty at the interval and a Raffle.

Tickets for the event are £15.00  and can be obtained from St Austell Library either in person or by telephone.

Be quick, they are selling fast!

Tickets  in advance :  £15.00  (including a Pasty)

Tickets On Sale at St Austell Library :
In-Person at Library Help Desk
Email :
Phone :  0300 1234 111
Facebook :   StAustellLibrary
Instagram : StAustell.Library



22nd – 25th November – 7.30pm

Tickets available, from Ticketsource,  by clicking the link below:

£12 Adults / £6 Under 16s & Students with ID

Don’t lose your head…

Make sure you’ve booked your tickets for St Austell Players’ latest production – Anne Boleyn. Premiering at Shakespeare’s Globe in 2010, Howard Brenton’s take on the life of perhaps Henry VIII’s most famous wife is an enthralling tale following the life of the infamous queen and her struggle with power, politics, love and ambition.

Told through the eyes of both Anne and King James I, as he is haunted by her powerful impact, this fresh retelling is a new take on a classic story.



Tickets in advance : Standard : £12.00 , Unwaged : £10.00,     Ages 14 – 17 years : £8.00 ( Tickets are non-refundable )

CRBO Box Office :
( No Booking Fees )
Buy Online or Phone 01726 63513

Or In-Person at Tourist Offices in Truro, Boscawen Street,  and St Austell (at Rail Station)

‘Owdyado Theatre’s TWISTED CHRISTMAS!

(8 NEW TALES FOR 2023!)

Nasty but nicely comic entertainment…

“In ‘Owdyado’s twisted world nothing is ever what it seems.”

Lyn Gardner

Owdyado Theatre’s Twisted Christmas returns to the South-West this year, telling new tales, with its deliciously depraved take on the holiday season.

Featuring writers from Cornwall and across the UK, this selection of 8 original micro-plays includes tales of how to buy the perfect gift for your unloved ones, the dark side of Christmas cracker jokes, and why you should never turn your back on a pantomime dame.

Influenced by cult classics such as Inside No.9, The Twilight Zone and Roald Dahl’s Tales of the Unexpected, Twisted Christmas promises a darkly comic evening of macabre mini plays all with a festive flavour!

Watch the Twisted Tales trailer here (if you dare…!)

Twisted Tales is presented by Cornish touring company ‘Owdyado Theatre. They are well-known amongst their fans for their unique style of slick, detailed and comedic work. It will be performed by company regulars Connie Crosby and Charlotte Bister. Daniel Richards (one half of Cornwall’s longest-running cult Christmas show ‘Christmas.Time’directs the piece.

Ages 14+

Quotes from previous shows:

Twisted Tales (at Brighton and Edinburgh Fringe 2022):

***** “we cannot rave enough about this incredible show”

West End Best Friend

***** “a power packed two-hander” Broadway Baby
**** “accomplished and morbid storytelling” The Wee Review
**** “if you like dark comedy, Twisted Tales is a must see” The Outlier, Scotland

Audiences on Twisted Tales Outdoors (summer 2021)
LOVED IT, managed to make me laugh until my face hurt.”
Wonderfully witty and devilishly clever”
One of the most visually pleasing, exciting, funny pieces of theatre I’ve seen. I spent a lot of time laughing or sitting on the edge of my seat. Go watch it if you can!”
Beg, borrow or steal to get yourself a seat for this, it’s utterly delicious…Great cast, dark as hell, and brilliantly funny. Winner!”
Blindingly great night of twisted tales…such a fabulous and entertaining evening, I never see them coming!!!”

CRBO Box Office :
( No Booking Fees )
Buy Online or Phone 01726 63513

Or In-Person at Tourist Offices in Truro, Boscawen Street,  and St Austell (at Rail Station)

JIMMY CANNON PRESENTS BURTON BRADSTOCK (Folk music, with a jazzy twist!)


Jimmy Cannon presents Burton Bradstock
A tuneful fusion of Jazz and English Folk.

Tickets available here, just £12.50 

“A Jazz cousin of Fairport Convention’s folk-rock classic ‘Liege and lief’” — Jazzwise

Burton Bradstock is a band that re-imagines, re-vitalises and seeks to generate a widespread renaissance in the traditional English song.

If you like folk music, you’ll love Burton Bradstock.  If you like jazz music, you’ll love Burton Bradstock.  Yes, this is the best of two music styles blended together perfectly to create a new sound that sounds instantly familiar.

Take a listen!

Burton Bradstock with “The Mermaid of Hampstead Heath”

Jimmy Cannon – vocal, tenor sax
Matt Johns – piano / keyboard
James Macphail – bass
Keith Michael – drums

Drawing on their extensive and rich experience in performing jazz, classical, folk, pop and world music, these fantastic musicians that make up the group Burton Bradstock are bringing all these elements to brand new settings of English folk songs with subtlety and integrity.

Songs such as: John Barleycorn; Waly (The Water is Wide); Sally In Our Alley; Salisbury Plain &
Early One Morning, among others.

“What all these tunes share is a common pedigree – they are the songs that have survived over years of use and misuse, interpretation and manipulation – and the best survive, to be re-imagined and enjoyed by generations to come!

“A contemporary jazz/folk project of real note” —The Musician
“A uniquely British take on jazz.” —Stuart Bailey, Proper Music Distribution
“Rich intense arrangements” —Neill Quinton Royal Festival Hall

Doors & Licensed Bar from 7.00pm Show starts at 7.30pm

Best to buy your Tickets : £12.50 in advance – All Tickets are £14.50 ‘ On The Day’
Advance sales for Groups of 5 to 10 people : £10.00 each
Advance Sales for Groups of 11 or more people : £8.00
( Tickets are non-refundable )
Book Online or Phone CRBO on 01726 63513

JAM FIRST THEATRE: “CORNISH KNOCKERS” – Fun for all the family!

Darren Seed & Laurence Pears are “The Cornish Knockers”!

Following on from the success of Jam First Theatre’s sell-out Christmas show ‘Elfish’, the two hungry Knockers are back and up to their crazy tricks!

This time, they’ve managed to break out of the mine and find themselves on a silly, whacky and hilarious adventure to stop their tummies rumbling!

Be prepared to laugh your socks off!

Suitable for ages 4-104.
The Show runs for 45 minutes, without an interval

The Knockers!

Created by West End actors Laurence Pears, Darren Seed and Ellie Leah.
Three performers with an impressive range of West End, Broadway and TV credits between them including: The Play That Goes Wrong, Peter Pan Goes Wrong, SisterAct, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Oi Frog & Friends, Room On The Broom and The Comedy About A Bank Robbery.

Doors & Licensed Bar from 2.30pm Show starts at 3.00pm

Best to buy your Tickets :
Adults : £10.00, Under16s : £5.00 in advance –
All Tickets are £1.00 extra ‘On The Day’

( Tickets are non-refundable )

Book Online or Phone CRBO on 01726 63513

NB : Card Payment Online now needs your Postcode (again) after the Card Security Number – Watch for it!



Tickets: Adults £10.00 / Children £5.00

Following on from the success of Jam First Theatre’s sell-out Christmas show ‘Elfish’, the two hungry Knockers are back and up to their crazy tricks!

This time, they’ve managed to break out of the mine and find themselves on a silly, whacky and hilarious adventure to stop their tummies rumbling!

Be prepared to laugh your socks off!

Watch the Knockers here!

Suitable for ages 4-104. The show runs for 45 minutes, without interval

Created by West End actors Laurence Pears, Darren Seed and Ellie Leah. Three performers with an impressive range of West End, Broadway and TV credits between them including: The Play That Goes Wrong, Peter Pan Goes Wrong, SisterAct, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Oi Frog & Friends, Room On The Broom and

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery.

PHIL BEER in concert (Folk music – by one of the members of the legendary Show of Hands)

Phil Beer in concert

Friday, 3rd November, 2023

Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: All tickets: £16.00 (Advance) / £17.50 (on the day)

Video link:

Phil Beer is the multi-instrumental half of the Westcountry’s award-winning acoustic duo, Show of Hands.

With a professional career of over 36 years, Phil has a great deal of material to draw on for his solo appearances, which are an eclectic mix of traditional tunes, covers of Springsteen or The Hollies, together with his own compositions and songs from his contemporaries.

All are songs and music of memory and significance sung in the subtle and melodic Phil Beer style and interjected with musings and amusings to an almost personal audience. It is a treat of past and current favourites from one of the most popular musicians on the acoustic circuit

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to enjoy an evening in the company

of one of Folk music’s legends.



BOB HARRIS & COLIN HALL present: “The Songs The Beatles Gave Away “

Saturday, 13th January, 2023 – 7.30pm


Click Here to Book Your Tickets in advance : Standard : £20.00 ( £22.50 On The Day )
( Tickets are non-refundable )
CRBO Box Office :
( No Booking Fees )
Buy Online or Phone 01726 63513

Or In-Person at Tourist Offices in Truro, Boscawen Street,  and St Austell (at Rail Station)

“Bob Harris is a straight-up legend” – Chris Martin / Coldplay
“Colin (Hall) is perhaps the world’s greatest Beatles authority” – Bob Harris

BBC’s Bob Harris and author/music journalist Colin Hall set out upon an intimate speaking tour based around their mutual love and appreciation of The Beatles, including a previously unheard interview with Lennon/McCartney from Bob’s archive.  Together, Bob & Colin tell of how Lennon, McCartney and, to a lesser extent, Harrison gifted their tunes to others.

By 1963 Lennon and McCartney had written so many songs they simply couldn’t all be accommodated on just their own Beatles releases.  It made artistic and economic good sense to offer these songs to other artists for recording and the Merseybeat boom of 1963 & 1964 gave them a tailor made outlet.  This is the story behind those songs, the hits, the misses and the demos that the group never released: The Songs The Beatles Gave Away’.

Among the many recipients of these songs were Cilla Black, Billy J. Kramer (who both offer candid insights) Tommy Quickly, and… let’s not forget, The Rolling Stones who were bequeathed ‘I Wanna be Your Man,’ a tune from a teenage McCartney, that was finished in 20 minutes in the studio as The Stones were recording!

‘Whispering’ Bob Harris, OBE has been at the very heart of UK music scene for the best part of fifty years.  He has established a worldwide reputation as one of the most trusted and influential broadcasters of his generation – described by Radio Times as “…one of the greats of British contemporary music broadcasting” and by The Mail On Sunday as “a national treasure”.

Few people have taken as many bands into mainstream consciousness as Bob Harris – from his groundbreaking work in 1970s on BBC Radio 1 and the legendary Old Grey Whistle Test TV shows to his current programme Bob Harris Country on BBC Radio 2.

For the past 20 years, Colin Hall has been the custodian at John Lennon’s childhood home ‘Mendips’ (guiding the likes of Bob Dylan, Yoko Ono and James Taylor around the property), has written two books on The Fab Four and presented a BBC Radio 4 documentary with Alexei Sayle titled ‘The Lennon Visitors’.  Coincidentally, Colin was incredibly in attendance at the Village Fete where John was first introduced to Paul!

The two friends have worked on several projects together before including the upcoming film Pre:Fab (which focuses on the band’s early days as The Quarrymen), a WBBC production of ‘The Songs The Beatles Gave Away’ and 2007’s Sony Award-winning ‘The Day John Met Paul.’

This is the perfect show for fans of The Beatles, The 1960s, Pop Trivia and for anyone who ever listened to, and enjoyed, the timeless music of Lennon & McCartney.

CRBO Box Office :    Click Here to Book Your Tickets Now ! :  £20.00   ( £22.50 On The Day )
( No Booking Fees )
Buy Online or Phone 01726 63513

Or In-Person at Tourist Offices in Truro, Boscawen Street, Bodmin, Shire Hall, Liskeard, PIke Street and St Austell (at Rail Station)



Presenting an authentic Fleetwood Mac show, Tango in the Night is a group of highly experienced musicians, some boasting West End stage and session player pedigree. The band are dedicated to meticulously recreating the very best of Fleetwood Mac through their fantastic live shows – you would think you were listening to the real thing!

Whether you like the innovative and highly original blues rock of Peter Green’s 60’s line up, or the band’s timeless hits from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, they play them all in a 150-minute set.
With an incredible light show and superb stage presence, Tango in The Night deliver the timeless Fleetwood Mac classics, with a performance second to none.

Kev Dodd (AKA Mick Fleetwood) has been playing drums of one kind or another for nearly 40 years. and his technical ability, style and feel for the drums is inspiring. Mick Fleetwood’s unique playing style is amazingly recreated in Kev’s stage performances. For Kev, attention to detail is everything and he will have you captivated with the authentic drumming sounds that is, Mick Fleetwood!

Steve Yendell (AKA John McVie ) Steve has played in many bands in and around London and Sussex and worked in London as a studio session musician. He works tirelessly to emulate John’s bass style and simple yet catchy hooks, he looks and plays the part brilliantly!

Bob Seymour (AKA Peter Green) is the bands Peter Green and absolutely nails the vocals! His renditions of the early 60’s Fleetwood Mac is outstanding and second to none. He trades the blues guitar licks superbly with Lyndsey Buckingham.
Kerry Hackworth (AKA Christine McVie) Kerry is an accomplished keyboard player and teacher of music. Playing the well-loved songs such as “Everywhere”, “Little Lies”, “songbird,” and “Say You Love Me”, Kerry is an integral member of the band as the keyboard player and vocalist she fills out the sound beautifully.

Kenny Barnes (AKA Lindsey Buckingham) Kenny trained at the Royal Northern College of Music and has the incredible guitar skills to mirror Lindsey’s unique playing style. He is an accomplished singer and multi-instrumentalist having previously performed in London’s West End.

Esther Baker (AKA Stevie Nicks) brings the authentic sounding vocals and stage presence of Stevie Nicks performing her iconic songs such as,” Rhiannon,” “Gypsy,” and “Seven wonders”, that have truly stood the test of time. She will have you thinking and believing that Stevie is in the house.

Kim Guy and Yvette Cowling (Backing Vocals) Kim and Yvette got to know each other whilst working together in a previous band and have both undertaken individual projects, including recording work. They were part of a fabulous vocal harmony quartet and have many years of vocal experience. They bring depth and vibrancy to our stage and are gifted singers in their own right.

Scotty and Adam (Stage, sound and lighting) They may not be present on stage, but they will certainly bring the stage to you with their choreography of light and sound, creating a show to remember.

Doors & Licensed Bar from 6.30pm Show starts at 7.30pm

Best to buy your Tickets : £20.00 in advance – they’re ‘More On The Day’
Book Online or Phone CRBO on 01726 63513